Photoshop Elements: When I try to burn or dodge tool, I get a "crosshair" symbol rather than my usual circle. How do I adjust this?

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I use photoshop elements 8. I am having a problem with burning and dodging. When I try to burn or dodge tool, I get a "crosshair" symbol rather than my usual circle. So, I can only burn or dodge a line, rather than an area. I think I messed up something in the brushes? I'm a true beginner. Thanks......
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If you ever run into a tool not behaving as you'd expect, try resetting the tools options by clicking the pop-up in the upper left of the tool bar options and select "Reset Tool":